A Brief Look
A History that dates back to the 1500's
|Ascension island (Circa 1835)|
1501:- March 5th, Jᯠda Nova passed the island, he named it Conception.
1503:- May 3rd, Alphonse d'Albuquerque arrived, stayed overnight, and named the island Ascension.
1539:- August 25th, King John III of Portugal recognised the island as part of the Portuguese empire.
1589:- May 28th, Jan van Linschoten arrived with his fleet of ships
1656:- June 8th Englishman Peter Mundy come ashore and wrote of turtle meat and eggs being taken.
1673:- January Friar Domingo Navarrete recorded the use of the island as post office